|Date:||October 23, 2004|
|Location:||Aliber Hall, Drake University, Des Moines, IA (Directions below)|
|Cost:||$7 for lunch and expenses (morning & afternoon refreshments are provided)|
Drake University (David Oakland) - Logistics and Location
Graceland University (Jim Jones) - Program and Schedule
Contents: [Schedule] [Directions] [Future'05] [Information]
8:45 - 9:30 Registration (Aliber 112) Coffee, juice, breakfast pastries paid for by Addison Wesley Publisher Exhibit Room, Aliber 102 (Addison Wesley, McGraw Hill)** 9:30 - 9:45 Welcome and Logistics Jim Jones - Graceland University David Oakland - Drake University 9:45 - 10:15 What is SITI and how we can benefit each other -- Miriam Ubben, President, Software & Information Technology of Iowa 10:15 - 10:45 All Science is Computer Science! - Some Experiences with Bioinformatics and Computational Biology -- Vasant Honavar (ISU) 10:45 - 11:00 Break Publisher Exhibit Room, Aliber 102 (Addison Wesley, McGraw Hill)** 11:00 - 11:30 XML in Database Education -- Shashi Gadia (ISU) 11:30 - 12:00 Recent directions in wireless networking - Ad hoc routing strategies using k-dominating sets -- Michael Rieck (Drake) 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Hubbell Dining Hall 1:00 - 1:30 LEGO Mindstorms(TM) : Introductory Robotics and More -- Ben Schafer (UNI) 1:30 - 2:00 Observations from teaching CS1 in three settings: High school, Small College, Large University -- Steve Strong (Washington HS) 2:00 - 2:15 Break Afternoon refreshments paid for by McGraw Hill Publisher Exhibit Room, Aliber 102 (Addison Wesley, McGraw Hill)** 2:15 - 2:45 Developing Communication Skills within the CS Curriculum -- Robert Franks (Central) 2:45 - 3:00 Iowa SIGCSE Chapter -- Mark Johnson (Central) 3:00 - 3:15 Determining next meeting location (see below) and closing -- Jim Jones ** Textbooks that are on exhibit are to be distributed as examination copies to interested faculty following the meeting.
Aliber Hall is parallel to University Avenue at 29th Street. If you are coming from the east on the freeway (I-235), take the 31st Street exit; go north to University Avenue; east about one block. If you are coming from the west there is no exit to 31st and the exit for 35th will probably be closed for construction, so take the 42nd Street exit; go north to University Avenue; and east about 1 mile on University. Parking is available on University Avenue as well as in the Visitor Lot on the north side of University Avenue (just east of Aliber). Parking in this lot is free on Saturday. Leaving the meetings: go west to 31st Street; south to the freeway. There are right-turn ramps for both westbound and eastbound traffic. Aliber Hall (Drake's School of Business) is well equipped for presentations. Aliber 112 has seating capacity for 40 and has a ceiling projector. Estimated attendance is 27-30. Do not trust mapquest.com for information on the ever-changing freeway (I-235). Go to http://www.I235.com for a more reliable source of information. For campus map go to http://www.drake.edu/about/campusmap.html (or get the PDF).
Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) has offered to host the 2005 meeting, unless some other more centrally located school wishes to volunteer. October 22 and 29 in 2005 are Saturdays that approximate the dates we have had IUCSC meetings in recent years. For consistency, we may want to consider these. It will be up to the host school, but the sooner we have a firm date that is broadcasted to the listserv maillist (firstname.lastname@example.org), the better. Look over whatever future schedules you may have in order to make suggestions at this meeting. Note: our 2005 meeting could be our first one as an official SIGCSE chapter
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